MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- K-State Director of Athletics Gene Taylor announced on Tuesday that head coach Bruce Weber has agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2020-2021 season.
Here are the details of the extension according to K-State: Compensation terms for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons will remain per an extension Weber signed in April 2013. The sixth-year head coach will be paid $2.15 million for the 2017-18 season, $2.25 million in 2018-19, $2.35 million in 2019-20 and $2.45 million in 2020-21. The remaining provisions of Weber’s original contract are unchanged for the next two years, while the final two years of the agreement include a reduced buyout provision.
"I have had the opportunity to observe our men’s basketball program and visit with Bruce on multiple occasions since I became athletics director,” said Taylor in a release. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the type of person we have leading our program – Coach Weber is well-regarded throughout college basketball as an outstanding coach and a man who conducts his program with integrity and class. I have been able to interact with his team this offseason, and I see the respect our current and former players who have regularly returned to Manhattan have for him. Off the court, Bruce and his wife, Megan, are very involved in the community and his players excel in the classroom with a near perfect graduation rate.
Weber has led the Wildcats to a 100-68 record since taking over the Wildcat program on March 31, 2012. The Wildcats have made the NCAA Tournament three times in five season under Weber.
“I’m appreciative of the support that President (Richard) Myers and Gene (Taylor) have given me and our coaching staff with this extension,” said Weber in a release. “Longevity is at the core of building a successful program and this commitment from the administration ensures that we have everything necessary to build on what we have already accomplished these last five seasons. We have had a great summer in the gym and I’m excited about current players and where they are taking us a program in the coming years.”